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[audio]Ticket seller Leicester Square - London Sound Survey
In Leicester Square, central London, a ticket seller calls out the titles of musicals playing in the city's West End. He pauses to upbraid a youth who says something inaudible but evidently rude to him. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; street sounds; West End; Leicester Square
Downloads: 27
[audio]Kiosk owner St Giles Circus - London Sound Survey
A kiosk owner at St Giles Circus, central London, advertises drinks and sweets with a steady stream of sales patter. Music plays over a loudspeaker mounted at the front of his kiosk. Pedestrian and traffic noise. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; street sellers
Downloads: 58
[audio]Burglar alarm Brixton - London Sound Survey
A rusty, dented burglar alarm by the side of a shuttered shop makes a racket in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, south London. There was no sign of any break-in. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; burglar alarm; Brixton
Downloads: 93
[audio]Aldgate Christian singers - London Sound Survey
A Gospel band from a North London evangelical church sing with accompanying drum at Petticoat Lane, east London, on a Sunday morning. About a dozen performers took part. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; religious; Christian; gospel singers; Aldgate; Petticoat Lane
Downloads: 30
[audio]Child accordionist - London Sound Survey
Two Romanian gypsy children, one playing an accordion, work their way along an Underground carriage. The older child plays the accordion while the younger one holds a short stick with a tin can fixed to the end. One passenger tosses a pound coin into the can. Recorded on the Northern line in central London in November 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; music; accordion; gypsy; Roma; London Underground
Downloads: 140
[audio]Chinese New Year - London Sound Survey
The day before the Chinese New Year, performers from a shaolin martial arts group put on a display featuring a Chinese dragon and percussionists. Recorded on a Saturday at the east end of Gerard Street in London's Chinatown, January 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; Chinatown; Gerard Street; music; shaolin
Downloads: 268
[audio]Lady in White preacher - London Sound Survey
A Christian preacher, known locally as the 'Lady in White', stands near the shopping centre at the Elephant and Castle and warns of the coming end time. She paces up and down while preaching, and claps her hands with each change of direction. Loud traffic noise. Recorded July 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; preacher; Christian
Downloads: 76
[audio]Golden Eagle pub singalong 2 - London Sound Survey
More song from the regulars of the Golden Eagle pub in Marylebone Lane, central London. Recorded later on the same Friday evening. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; pub; singalong; Golden Eagle
Downloads: 64
[audio]Petticoat Lane market traders - London Sound Survey
Stallholders' cries recorded at Petticoat Lane market on a Sunday morning. Most cries are for cheap clothing, some for other goods including batteries, souvenirs and bead-filled cushions. Edited down from a longer continuous recording, with the individual extracts cross-faded. Recorded April 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Petticoat Lane; street market
Downloads: 74
[audio]Bank holiday fair Blackheath - London Sound Survey
Sound action recording - Economic - Funfairs and amusements: Extracts from a longer recording featuring dodgem ride operator's voice, screams of people on various rides, spooky recorded voices for a ghost train ride, and music from other attractions.
Keywords: London; London sounds; funfair; fairground; field recording; Blackheath
Downloads: 70
[audio]Please help the disabled - London Sound Survey
A man with a distinctive sing-song mantra of 'Please help the disabled, help the disabled please' tries to raise funds from afternoon commuters at City Thameslink station. He has appeared regularly at London rail termini for at least a decade. Until a few years ago, his chant went 'Please help the handicapped'. Recorded April 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; charity; fundraiser
Downloads: 75
[audio]Battle Bonfire Parade 2008: The parade returns - London Sound Survey
At the Battle Bonfire Parade, 2008, drumming groups are heard as they make their way back into the town centre before entering the bonfire field. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; bonfire night; Guy Fawkes
Downloads: 27
[audio]Brick Lane traders - London Sound Survey
Note: contains swearing. Traders at Brick Lane market, east London, on a Sunday lunchtime. Traders' cries for fruit and veg, electrical goods, clothes and accessories. Individual examples edited from a longer continuous recording and cross-faded. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; East End; Brick Lane; street market; market trader
Downloads: 55
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Elimu Paddington Arts - London Sound Survey
Elimu Paddington Arts carnival/mas band make their way along Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 25
[audio]Romford market traders - London Sound Survey
Market traders' and costermongers' cries at Romford market on a Saturday. Individual male and female traders' voices edited down from a forty-minute recording and cross-faded. Most cries are for fruit and veg, some are for clothing and footwear. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Romford; street market
Downloads: 85
[audio]Freerunning Trafalgar Square - London Sound Survey
Sound action recording - Social - Other sports: Amplified music and excitable commentators' voices at a freerunning/parkour contest in central London.
Keywords: London; London sounds; freerunning; parkour; Trafalgar Square
Downloads: 45
[audio]Kiosk owner St Giles Circus - London Sound Survey
A kiosk owner at St Giles Circus, central London, advertises drinks and sweets with a steady stream of sales patter. Music plays over a loudspeaker mounted at the front of his kiosk. Pedestrian and traffic noise. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; street seller
Downloads: 51
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Passing floats - London Sound Survey
Floats belonging to Canary Wharf Ltd and the Institute of Chartered Accountants pass by, followed by the Royal Yeomanry Band. Recorded opposite St Paul's Cathedral. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; St Paul's
Downloads: 16
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Cub scout kazoos - London Sound Survey
A pack of Cub Scouts wait impatiently opposite St Paul's Cathedral, blowing whistles and kazoos to create a curiously pleasing dissonance. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; St Paul's
Downloads: 24
[audio]Outside Millwall football ground - London Sound Survey
Millwall play Stockport at home. Some Millwall fans who didn't get into the ground stand at a vantage point by a footpath a few score yards south of the stadium. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; football; Millwall
Downloads: 81
[audio]Deptford car auction - London Sound Survey
Auctioneer at car auction saleroom in Deptford, south-east London. He speaks through a PA system as the cars are driven slowly past the prospective buyers. Recorded June 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; Deptford; auction
Downloads: 140
[audio]Hare Krishna festival - London Sound Survey
Hare Krishna devotees drag enormous decorated wooden structures into Trafalgar Square from Pall Mall as part of the Rathayatra Carnival of Chariots. Shouts as the devotees pull on ropes, then a slow crescendo of chanting and percussion. Recorded July 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; religious festival; Hare Krishna
Downloads: 100
[audio]Golden Eagle pub singalong 1 - London Sound Survey
Pub regulars sing on a Friday evening to piano accompaniment at the Golden Eagle, Marylebone Lane, central London. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; pub; singalong; Golden Eagle
Downloads: 91
[audio]The Shepherd and his Flock pub - London Sound Survey
Inside the 'Shepherd and his flock' pub on Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, west London. Laughter, voices and recorded music playing inside this small pub. A man orders drinks from the barmaid.
Keywords: London sounds; London; field recording; ambient; pub; Shepherds Bush
Downloads: 47
[audio]Coldharbour Lane Brixton - London Sound Survey
Night-time sound map: Walking westwards along Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, on a Saturday night. Sounds of music from nightclubs and shops, passersby.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; Brixton; field recording
Downloads: 74
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Saxon Sound - London Sound Survey
The south London-based Saxon Sound system have set up at a junction of side streets a few score yards off Ladbroke Grove. They play roots and dub to themselves and a few onlookers in one of the less busy parts of the Carnival area. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; sounds; Notting Hill Carnival; reggae; dub; roots
Downloads: 118
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Glorious Backstage Arts - London Sound Survey
Glorious Backstage Arts carnival/mas float and band in parade, recorded near junction of Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road, early afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 21
[audio]Christian preacher Brixton - London Sound Survey
A Christian preacher evangelises to passers-by near Brixton tube station with the aid of Roland Micro Cube speaker-amp, set to add reverb to his voice. Sounds of traffic, passersby and people waiting at a nearby bus stop. Recorded in August 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; Brixton; religion; preacher; Christian
Downloads: 106
[audio]Save our Stow - London Sound Survey
Demonstrators chant in protest at the threatened closure of Walthamstow Stadium greyhound track as they head towards Hoe Street, north-east London. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; demonstration; protest; Walthamstow; dog racing
Downloads: 25
[audio]May be slippery Charing Cross - London Sound Survey
Echoey-sounding pre-recorded safety announcement at Charing Cross railway station, warning passengers that the platforms may be wet and slippery. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Charing Cross; recorded announcement
Downloads: 72
[audio]Battle Bonfire Parade 2008: Drumming practice - London Sound Survey
A short distance from Battle High Street, Sussex, drummers from the Section 5 team practice a few minutes before the parade begins. Cheers and applause from spectators is heard at the end. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; bonfire parade; bonfire night; Sussex; Battle
Downloads: 71
[audio]Evening Standard seller 1 - London Sound Survey
Evening Standard newspaper seller outside Whitechapel tube station, east London. One of very few newspaper sellers left who call out the newspaper title and edition. A short recording made in the noisy environment outside the tube station. Recorded June 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; newspaper seller; Evening Standard; Whitechapel
Downloads: 143
[audio]Acrobat South Bank 2 - London Sound Survey
A street acrobat performs a balancing act at the South Bank by the Thames. He makes a long and treacly speech designed to elicit sympathy and money from onlookers. Recorded June 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; South Bank; street acrobat; Thames
Downloads: 13
[audio]Show ticket seller - London Sound Survey
A man working for a ticket agency in Covent Garden calls out the titles of West End shows. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; West End; Covent Garden
Downloads: 37
[audio]Battle Bonfire Parade 2008: High Street gathering - London Sound Survey
Crowds gather in Battle High Street, Sussex, before the start of the bonfire parade. Sounds of passersby, charity collectors with buckets, and sporadic drum-rolls from the bonfire parade teams. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; bonfire night; Guy Fawkes
Downloads: 33
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Jouvert - London Sound Survey
Around 7am, Jouvert revellers pelt each other with flour and paint as four lorry-mounted steel bands make their way slowly southwards down Ladbroke Grove. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 16
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Masquerade 2000 - London Sound Survey
Masquerade carnival/mas float and band in parade, recorded near junction of Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road, early afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 24
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Flamingo Carnival Arts - London Sound Survey
Flamingo Carnival Arts carnival/mas band and float head south down Great Western Road to the junction with Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 64
[audio]Platform 5 London Bridge - London Sound Survey
On a Saturday night at London Bridge train station: footsteps, a group of girls shout, laugh and chant as they make their way along the platform, other voices, a train pulls into the station followed by a station announcement.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; railway; train station
Downloads: 127
[audio]British Legion Brockley - London Sound Survey
Cadets and British Legion veterans assemble at Hilly Fields, Brockley, south-east London for a memorial parade to Eddystone Road. A cadet band strikes up and the marchers head off. August 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; march; parade; British Legion; Brockley
Downloads: 29
[audio]Mr Punch in Barnes - London Sound Survey
A Punch and Judy man, with PA-amplified voice, wraps up an afternoon's show at the Barnes annual fete in south-west London. Recorded July 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Punch and Judy; Barnes
Downloads: 107
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Scots Guards - London Sound Survey
The procession reaches St Paul's Cathedral, headed by the Band of the Scots Guards. Crowds cheers and whistles, and a group of women dressed as Second World War Wrens call out to the spectators. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; St Paul's; Scots Guards
Downloads: 40
[audio]Duke of Kendal pub singalong - London Sound Survey
On a Sunday evening, regulars gather to sing old songs as June plays the piano at the Duke of Kendal, near Marble Arch. "With friends and neighbours you're the richest man in town." Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; pub; singalong; Marble Arch
Downloads: 141
[audio]Brick Lane curry touts - London Sound Survey
On a busy Saturday evening, curry touts working for several different restaurants along Brick Lane try to entice the recordist in. Most instances of sales patter featured here were encouraged by the recordist coming to a halt outside one restaurant or another and looking naïvely receptive. Extracts edited from a single recording and cross-faded. Recorded April 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; East End; Brick Lane; touts
Downloads: 77
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Setting up - London Sound Survey
Metallic clanging as crash barriers are put in place and interlocked at Ludgate Hill along the procession route. People selling whistles and programmes are heard. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; Ludgate
Downloads: 14
[audio]Conjuror Covent Garden - London Sound Survey
A street conjuror performs magic tricks to a large crowd of onlookers at Covent Garden, revealing various objects from beneath hats placed on a trestle table. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; conjuror; magician; Covent Garden
Downloads: 84
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival: Dynamic Sounds Jamboulay - London Sound Survey
Dynamic Sounds Jamboulay carnival/mas band and float head south down Great Western Road to the junction with Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival; Jamboulay; mas
Downloads: 80
[audio]East street market cheapjack 1 - London Sound Survey
Cheapjack trader at East Street market, South London, recorded on a Saturday afternoon. The cheapjack sells household and electrical goods from a raised stall. He banters with the crowd and with his assistant, whose voice is also heard. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; street market; East Street
Downloads: 55
[audio]Big Issue 1 - London Sound Survey
Homeless Big Issue seller in Hammersmith, west London. The seller repeats his call every few seconds against a backdrop of crowd and traffic noise. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; street seller; Big Issue; homeless
Downloads: 39
[audio]By the Thames at Hammersmith - London Sound Survey
Night-time sound map recording: Drinkers congregate outside the Blue Anchor pub on the Lower Mall, Hammersmith, west London.
Keywords: London; London sounds; ambient; field recording; Hammersmith; pub
Downloads: 46
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